This name derives from the Albanian name “Bardhyl”, composed of two elements: “bardhë” (Candid, pure, innocent) plus “yll” (star). The name means “white star”. In turn this name derives from the Ancient Greek “Bárdylis (Βάρδυλις)” of unknown meaning. Bardylis (~448–358 BC) was a king of the Dardanian Kingdom and probably its founder. Bardylis created one of the most powerful Illyrian states, that of the Dardanians. His state reigned over Macedonia, Epirus and the Lakeland (Lyncestia).